Frequently Asked Questions

General Filter Questions

  1. Can I find TarGard Filters in my local drug store?

    TarGard products are currently available in Walgreens. We recommend that you call your local store to check availability. If they're out of stock, please come back and purchase them here. If you'd like to speak with us on the phone, call 1-800-968-0104.

  2. Does TarGard make filters that fit slim cigarettes?

    Until January of 2012 we did not. However, we now offer a disposable cigarette filter for slims! It's guaranteed to fit Virginia Slims, Misty Slims and Salem Slims.

Permanent Filter System

  1. How do I clean my Permanent Filter System?

    Cleaning the metal filter element of our Permanent Filter System is easy. Simply twist & pull to separate the metal insert from the plastic mouthpiece. Clean both pieces with hot water and a cotton swab, or use rubbing alcohol. Allow both pieces to dry completely before reusing.

    We have more detailed cleaning instructions as well.

  2. How often should I clean my Permanent Filter System?

    There’s no single answer here – cleanly frequency will depend on things such as your specific brand of cigarette, its tar content, and your personal smoking technique.  That said, we recommend that you aim for a quick cleaning after every 10-15 cigarettes.